Testimonials

"The Challenge Course breaks down mental walls, helps one to grow in confidence, and strengthens relationships. " -UCSD W. Crew

"The program was beneficial because it included aspects of team-building, problem-solving, and risk taking. The Challenge Course was an open space for us to get to know each other and work together to take on tasks. However, when we were unable to complete some of the tasks in the time given to us, it really made the participants in our group realize that we will face deadlines and that there are consequences when the task is not done on time. Overall, I thought this was something the group needed to experience and realize that there will be times when we won't be successful and we need to manage our time and think of ways to achieve our goals. The entire group loved the Alpine tower and felt very accomplished with climbing it." -Circle K

"The experience for our group was great. We were using the day as a getaway from the office to have fun and reward our team for their hard work on a big project. The team building was a bonus and the facilitators did a great job...It's been a about a month since the event and I really see the difference in the group's interaction with each other in the office and would say it was definitely a successful day as a team building event." -Solid Professor Inc.

"It surpassed my expectations. I think this is the best retreat we've had in my 3 years here. " -UCSD Softball

"I look forward to revisiting Outback Adventures Teambuilding programs not just with my sales force but also with the rest of my office. You effectively demonstrated how valuable the teambuilding experiences at all levels and engaged those that were the hardest to convince initially." -Sales, The Marika Group, Inc.

"Our team left with a higher sense of camaraderie, a deeper understanding of their individual and team capabilities and an enhanced desire to continue to produce high quality work as a team" -Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

"A major component that stuck out to me was learning, as a group, to take a tense moment (full of shouting and frustration) and calming down by breaking a specific approach into step by step instructions. We can definitely use this in meetings to help run things more efficiently by keep meeting times short and on topic." VP External of FIMRC

It was more than I expected- staff was very supportive & activities were diverse & fun. " -UCSD W. Water Polo

"As a group we typically do group activities that are supposed to 'bring the group together'. We golf and no one has an opportunity to talk, to relax. This course made everyone relax, laugh and talk. We saw one another in a light we rarely, if ever, see in our normal activities. We left with some very simple reminders on the importance of vision." -Kleinfelder, Inc.

"The program you guys offer is wonderful... I think that there are metaphors all throughout the activities that people can really take home... I'll never forget how people felt connected after we went through team building exercises." -Graduate Student's Association Diversity Coordinator

 

UC San Diego Challenge Course Graduates:

We have had the opportunity to work with a variety of groups from UCSD Student groups to upper management from local corporations. Below is a partial list of groups that have enjoyed our customized programming:

Corporate Groups:

  • San Diego Airport Authority
  • Anthony Robbins Foundation
  • Child Abuse Prevention Foundation
  • Deaf Community Professionals Association
  • Egoscu
  • El Nino Women's Shelter
  • Ethical Life
  • Evan's Hotels
  • From the Inside Out
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hillcrest Medical Center
  • Intuit
  • JP Catholic Resident Life Staff
  • Kleinfelder Engineering
  • Lakeside Perks and Recreation Department
  • Jenna Druck Foundation
  • Jewish Family Service
  • The Marika Group
  • Newton Learning
  • Outdoor Outreach
  • Qualcomm
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • Raytheon Yesnet
  • Reach for Tomorrow
  • Rival Media
  • SD Rotary Club
  • Solid Professor
  • Stroller Strides
  • Tierra Santa Trekkers
  • UCLA Department of Medicine
  • USA Para Olympic Nordic and alpine ski team
  • VQ Orthocare
  • Web Metrics
  • School and Youth Groups:
  • San Diego High School Academy of Finance
  • Alliant International University
  • Art Institute of San Diego

UCSD Affiliates:

  • Academic Connections
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Associated Students
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Bioengineering Department
  • Budget Office
  • Business Financial Services
  • Cafe Ventana
  • Career Services,
  • Central Cashiers Office
  • Community Pediatrics
  • COSMOS- Jacob School of Engineering
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Eleanor Roosevelt College
  • UCSD Extension
  • Global Leadership Institute
  • Graduate Student Association
  • Heath and Medical Professions
  • Hillcrest Medical Center
  • Inter Collegiate Athletics Administration and Staff
  • Revelle College Council
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sixth College
  • Thornton Hospital
  • Triton Consulting Group
  • VC Business Affairs
  • Vietnamese Student Association
  • Warren College Resident Assistants
  • Women's Center
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Crew
  • Women's Softball
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Women's Water Polo 
The program was beneficial because it included aspects of team-building, problem-solving, and risk taking. The Challenge Course was an open space for us to get to know each other and work together to take on tasks. However, when we were unable to complete some of the tasks in the time given to us, it really made the participants in our group realize that we will face deadlines and that there are consequences when the task is not done on time. Overall, I thought this was something the group needed to experience and realize that there will be times when we won't be successful and we need to manage our time and think of ways to achieve our goals. The entire group loved the Alpine tower and felt very accomplished with climbing it.
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